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Campus Flooding

Although floodwaters are beginning to recede on the University of Iowa campus, the river is still running high. IIHR photographer Frank A. Weirich took these photos in Iowa City last week.

Walking to Water

The river creeps up a sidewalk during the flooding of 2014. Most of Lower City Park lies submerged after the Iowa River jumped its banks.

The river creeps up a sidewalk during the flooding of 2014. Most of Lower City Park lies submerged after the Iowa River jumped its banks.

Waterball

Bobby Oldis Fields located in Lower City Park endured heavy flooding, making most of the baseball diamonds useless for a time this season.

Bobby Oldis Fields located in Lower City Park endure heavy flooding, making most of the baseball diamonds useless during the summer season.

Flooding Ponds

Two small ponds located far inland in Lower City Park are flooded, along with a majority of the park.

A flooded park.

Sand Lot

Flood barricades are set up as large boxes of sand (known as HESCO barriers) create a protective wall against the floodwaters.

A park.

Cut Off

Sidewalks and footbridges near Hancher are blocked due to sand barriers erected to prevent flood damage.

The UI arts campus during the 2008 flood.

Watching the Water

Two power plant workers watch the water swell upward and closer to their footbridge.

The Iowa River during the 2008 flood.

Rising Water

Water rose around support columns under the power plant as it moved downstream.

The Iowa River during the 2008 flood.

Office View

Looking through a window in the Stanley Hydraulics Lab, the Iowa River is a constantly changing presence.

The Iowa River during the 2008 flood.

Along the Bank

IIHR sits just above the floodwaters of the Iowa River.

The Iowa River during the 2008 flood.

Keeping an Eye on the Rise

A view of IIHR as the Iowa River surges past.

The Stanley Hydraulics Lab patio under construction.
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Posted on July 18th, 2014

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